The Good and the Bad. The good, of course, is that there were a phenomenal number of great books in 2008. The Bad is that we lost a lot of wonderful writers in the mystery community. B.V. Lawson of In Reference to Murder has a pretty complete list.
Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me;
The carriage held but just ourselves
I note several friends and acquaintances in the group: Elaine Flinn, Tony Hillerman, Ed Hoch, Arthur Lyons, Meg O'Brien, JanWillem van de Wetering. May they all rest in peace.
May Day: Queen of the May Chocolate Cake, Maypole Parfaits - I love *May Day* with its *Maypole, Morris Dancing*, and all the traditions I grew up with. *Chocolate Cake on May Day*, alas, was not one of them. Neverth...
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